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Your Police


Published 1953
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Presents information about the police department and its services to citizens.


Run time 0:15:14
Production Company Riviera Productions
Audio/Visual sound, b&w

Reviews

Reviewer: uniQ - - April 21, 2011
Subject: "the old familiar stock salesman"
Interesting, but totally generic, illustration of some parts of policing. We see the usual arrest of suspicious persons as well as things like traffic sign installation (Isn't that what Public Works does?) and raiding boiler rooms!
Reviewer: Roland Deschain - - August 30, 2003
Subject: A sometimes funny, sometimes boring police farce...
This blatantly one-sided film is sometimes humourous but goes a bit too far trying to sell police as the honest, hard-working protectors of all, that we should trust and obey.

It's explained how police use modern science to help us, such as photography and two-way radio. A policeman is shown in firearms training which is plain comical. We then follow a rookie cop who just walks around helping people with directions, kids across the road, and generally helping people out as he travels around town.

Also if you are going on vacation, let the police know and they will check your house regularly, and if there is anything amiss they will call you straight away to notify that you are needed.

There's a few times when some smart stunt driving is used which makes things a bit more interesting.

Confusing is a part which states that finding deceased people behind the wheel is an everyday occurance. Why they both have to get in the car with him is another mystery.

Police frequently check playgrounds, making sure molesters don't harm children. I only spotted one policewoman, and she was behind a desk questioning a teen couple.

Overall, it's just not that interesting, but funny in the aspect that most of it is so far from the truth.
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